By Mike Godsey

by Mike Godsey

Forecast Jargon Docoder: Thursday, April 4, 2024

A 2800-mile-wide North Pacific High spans the waters from the Gulf of Alaska to near the tip of Baja so very strong NNW ocean

winds are

blasting past of the Farallon Islands (18 miles west Gate).

Unfortunately, a tiny 150-mile-wide wide low-pressure area loiters all day just west of the Golden Gate bending the NPH’s northerly winds into unreliable W to WSW winds intermingled with wind-killing showers.

You would think a massive NPH would quickly destroy this tiny low-pressure zone.

However, the counter-clockwise

winds of the low-pressure are supported by a huge upper trough extending from Alaska to Montana so sloppy winds until tomorrow when the North Pacific High slides to our coast.